HEALTH

United Way seeks to improve health care accessibility for individuals of all ages and to advance health and wellness in the community. United Way of Central Virginia is one of the members of the Partnership for Healthy Communities, which is conducting the 2018 community health needs assessment.

The goal is to address barriers that keep Central Virginians from being healthy: generational poverty, unfamiliarity with available health services and the lack of personal support structures.

The assessment will serve as a lighthouse to point leaders in the same direction to make the most efficient and focused efforts to address long-standing needs.

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ADULT DAY CARE PROGRAMS ENSURE ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVED SCHEDULED HEALTH SERVICES
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OF REGULAR BLOOD DRIVES ARE STAFFED BY VOLUNTEERS
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OF CHILDREN OF PARTICIPANTS HAD A PRIMARY HEALTH PROVIDER WITH TWO MONTHS OF ENROLLMENT OR BIRTH

Kevin's Story

Kevin suffered for years with Diabetes. Unfortunately, a few years ago, he lost his job and found himself without insurance. He then had to use the services of United Way and get help from the Free Clinic of Central Virginia

“I’ve donated to the United Way for years, every job I ever had, and I never knew they funded the Free Clinic until we started coming here. Thank God for the United Way.”

57% of patients reduced non-urgent emergency department visits.

Agency Highlight- Free Clinic

The Free Clinic of Central Virginia offers medical care to our most vulnerable neighbors who live below the poverty line and have no health insurance. Offering services like preventative care, treatment for chronic illnesses, routine lab exams and referrals to other low cost health services, the Free Clinic provides an essential community need. By filling this healthcare gap, the Free Clinic not only provides education to patients and families on how to live healthier lives, but also helps hospitals with efficiency and saves hundreds of thousands of dollars to the health system with preventative care for patients.

The United Way of Central Virginia partners with not-for-profit agencies that have demonstrated their ability to address our most challenging issues, the ones below are related to Health.

What Can You Do To Help?

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We believe in the vision of a thriving community where everyone has the opportunity to realize their full, human potential and attain self-sufficiency.

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